Office of the Provost
A Message from John Cicero
Welcome to the Office of the Provost. As National University’s chief academic officer and together with the academic leadership and faculty, our goal is to deliver accessible world-class student experiences by providing quality programs and services that ensure student success through meaningful learning; and our vision is to be an inclusive and innovative university serving life-long learners who contribute to the positive transformation of society.
I personally believe every student’s journey is unique, and every student must be provided with the support and opportunities necessary to succeed.
At NU you will find a faculty and staff who are committed to deepening equitable and inclusive practices through ongoing efforts to foster a climate of collaboration among all NU community members. Collectively, we value diversity and inclusion in the learning environment and believe it is essential to embed these equitable practices across all aspects of our work and operations.
I invite you to explore our programs, our committed faculty and staff, and our supportive NU community. For more information, please submit a request using the form at the bottom of the page.
About the Provost
John Cicero, Ph.D., is a career educator. He joined National University in 2012 as the Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing. He was promoted to Vice Provost of Academic and Faculty Affairs in 2018.
Dr. Cicero has served in higher education for over 40 years: 20+ years as a professor, then 20+ years as a senior administrator. Trained as an engineer, he taught computer science for most of his career.
Cicero has authored and published articles ranging from “Robotics in the Classroom” to “Predicting Component Failure from User-Defined Regime Recognition Data for Rotary-Winged Aircraft.” Cicero considers himself a lifelong learner always pursuing new frontiers.
Cicero holds a doctorate and bachelor’s degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. All his degrees are in Electrical Engineering.
Our Schools and Colleges
Learn more about our schools and colleges.
- College of Law and Public Service: Lisa Hutton, Dean
- School of Health Professions: Wittney Jones, Dean
- John F. Kennedy School of Psychology and Social Sciences: Alvin McLean, Dean
- Sanford College of Education: Robert Lee, Dean
- School of Business and Economics: Eric Roe, Dean
- School of Arts, Letters, and Sciences: Nicole Polen-Petit, Dean
- School of Technology and Engineering: Robert Sapp, Dean